Just about everybody loves Amazon.com. Most households have a great deal in common with Amazon… like having a lot of stuff. However, the comparison usually stops there.
The one big difference between the internet giant and the typical home is that Amazon has systems in place to instantly find what they are looking for on any given day, at any given moment and over and over again without fail. That cannot be said about the average homeowner.
While you may not need a sophisticated computer program to run a home, you do need a system that works for you. Like any business, the less “inventory” on hand translates into a less complicated setup.
A good system means higher efficiency. Less time is wasted looking for things. Money is saved by actually knowing what you do have on hand in the house. Thinking twice becomes second nature on any given shopping expedition.
Logic is always a sound place to start when deciding what works for you. First and foremost, bid a fond farewell to all of the things that are not used and be honest with yourself as to the likelihood of them ever being utilized in the future.
Once the clutter is identified and handled, it is time to get down to business and get organized. The end goal is for everything in your home to have a home. Look around, assess the damage and dig in. As a general rule, storage spaces are often a good jumping off point.
Successful businesses go to great lengths to optimize their inventory levels and so should you. By doing so, you can reap the rewards and maximize the return on living a more simplified lifestyle. While you may not be an industry giant, your home is important and most certainly your business.